The aim of this essay is to stress the possibility of a theory of exploitation within the liberal framework. Three theories of exploitation are presented and discussed: exploitation as taking unfair advantage from someone else’s labour, exploitation as disparity of value, and exploitation as wrongful use of human beings. My suggestion is to distinguish between exploiting a person and exploiting a situation, and to put the latter as a necessary (but not sufficient) condition for the former. I also argue that exploitation is connected to the moral principle of protecting the vulnerable. In conclusion, I propose a new definition of exploitation and I show that my definition is coherent with our linguistic habits and moral evaluations.
|Titolo:||Teorie liberali dello sfruttamento|
DEL BO', CORRADO (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1413/16649|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|